Bamboozle meaning

băm-bo͝ozəl
To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
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To confuse; bewilder.
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To confuse or puzzle.
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The definition of bamboozle means to confuse, deceive or cheat by trickery.

A person getting talked into paying more for something than it's worth is an example of a bamboozle.

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To deceive or cheat by trickery; dupe.
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(informal) To con, defraud, trick, to make a fool of, to humbug or impose on someone.
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Origin of bamboozle

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derivative of 17th century vernacular "bam" (to trick, to con), which is a derivative of "bam" in noun use (fraudster, cheat). Further etymology Unknown.

    From Wiktionary